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From 2015, the Polish army will receive machine guns UKM-2000M

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From 2015, the Polish army will receive machine guns UKM-2000M

Enrollment of the UKM-2000 machine guns into the Polish army has been completed, they will be replaced by the improved model UKM-2000M, writes altair.com.pl.


The Polish army ordered more than 1200 single machine guns UKM-2000 for NATO 7,62x51 cartridges. From the middle of 2014, the mechanical plant in Tarnów ZMT (Zakładach Mechanicznych Tarnów) will begin testing a modified version of this machine gun, designated UKM-2000M. Before starting work in collaboration with the Military Technological Academy (Wojskowej Akademii Technicznej - WAT), he had the working title UKM-2013. This means that the next stage will begin to create a new Polish infantry machine gun, which is also manufactured in Turnov in cooperation with WAT and received the preliminary designation UKM-2015.


After testing, the modified UKM-2000M will go to the Polish army from 2015 onwards. The previously modified machine guns will also be subject to changes: the UKM-2000P infantry, the UKM-2000C turret and the UKM-2000D versions with a folding butt, which were received in small numbers by the military police.

The goal of modernization is to bring weapons to the requirements of modern combat by improving the functionality and ergonomics, as well as the installation of a universal strip of the standard STANAG 4693 for equipping with various devices. In addition, among other changes, instead of different locks of gas chambers in the P / D / C versions there will be an element of a single design.

ZMT offers the UKM-2000M with two barrels of various lengths (standard and shortened) integrated with a universal receiver and a set of three plates attached under the barrel. The machine gun will have an ergonomic pistol grip, a new bolt grip and an improved safety catch. The wooden stock from PC / RMB will be replaced with a folding one with an adjustable length and an additional stop. The cartridges will be packed in a cloth bag.
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  1. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 17 February 2014 11: 30
    +4
    it seems to me, or is it really made on the basis of a PC, is the hump of the receiver very characteristic?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 17 February 2014 11: 38
      +1
      And for some reason it reminds me incredibly of Singapore-Ultimax.
    2. avg
      avg 17 February 2014 11: 38
      +2
      I think, or is it really made on the basis of PC

      Yes, it is, only the Rambo figurines were hung more. The Poles are also the sawmills. wink
      1. 120352
        120352 17 February 2014 12: 52
        +7
        The Poles would be better off reviving the feathered cavalry, as in the 16th century and earlier. Anyway, soon the next section "y-b-l_yu. E. Of the original generation of the Versailles treaty." And with the feathered cavalry it will be beautiful to pass the last parade.
        1. RBLip
          RBLip 17 February 2014 14: 33
          +5
          Quote: 120352
          It would be better for the Poles to revive the feathered cavalry,

          the Poles are winged warriors ... not the ones that fly. and those who shit anywhere ...
        2. avdkrd
          avdkrd 17 February 2014 23: 00
          0
          Quote: 120352
          It would be better for the Poles to revive the feathered cavalry,

          many thanks for the term "Feathered Cavalry" - I laughed to tears, before that my favorite name was "shell of a geese", but this is closer to nemchure.
      2. Akim
        Akim 17 February 2014 13: 29
        +4
        Quote: avg
        The Poles are also the sawmills.

        Their PC was licensed, as was the NSV. They just adapted them for the NATO caliber.
    3. svp67
      svp67 17 February 2014 22: 14
      +2
      Question
      Quote: wasjasibirjac
      it seems to me, or is it really made on the basis of a PC, is the hump of the receiver very characteristic?

      Response
      After Poland joined NATO in 1999, the need arose to develop a new single machine gun for the 7,62x51 mm NATO cartridge. As a result of this development, the UKM-2000 machine gun appeared, which is a modification of the Kalashnikov machine gun, adapted for the 7,62x51 mm NATO cartridge. A distinctive feature of the UKM-2000 machine gun is the belt feed of cartridges, made according to the type of the German MG-42 machine gun. Otherwise, the design of the machine gun is almost identical to the Kalashnikov machine gun. Currently, the UKM-2000 machine gun is in service with the Polish army.

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  3. sinukvl
    sinukvl 17 February 2014 11: 38
    +4
    This Polish development is very similar to our "Pecheneg", created on the basis of the PKP.



    "Pecheneg"
  4. Sergey_K
    Sergey_K 17 February 2014 11: 45
    +3
    You better tell me why we still do not have a light machine gun in the army? Just do not talk about the PKK ... This, um, is a very strange product. And a couple of questions to catch up with:
    1. Is it possible to remake the PKK under the tape. Those. it is clear that theoretically possible. But whether the mechanisms will withstand. Barrel, etc.
    2. The energy of the bullet in the RPK is significantly higher than that of a conventional AK? It’s just interesting if he fits the role of DMR.
    3. Is there any progress in equipping the army with light assault machine guns like M249, etc. Or MO is not interesting yet?

    I ask specialists to answer.
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 17 February 2014 12: 13
      +1
      Turner should soon be to replace the RPK.
      1. Patriot.ru.
        Patriot.ru. 17 February 2014 22: 56
        0
        Two trunks are correct, and it is not known which time to put.
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    3. erg
      erg 17 February 2014 14: 38
      +4
      The PKK uses the same cartridge as the Kalashnikov assault rifle. Therefore, the characteristics of the cartridge are the same as that of the AK and the PKK. The PKK has a longer and thicker barrel, which ensures greater accuracy and accuracy of fire. And also the possibility of more intense shooting. Simply put, when the AK starts to "spit", the PKK can still conduct targeted fire. That is, the PKK, like any other machine gun, including the manual one, is designed for more intensive and prolonged fire, since the main task, in particular, of the light machine gun, is to create a greater density of fire, fire support for the unit. In England, for a long time, they did not introduce an automatic firing mode for the weapons of each soldier. Betting on single target shooting. And the required density of fire, for example, at the level of the compartment, had to create a light machine gun. If necessary, there could be several of them per department. As for the belt feed, before the adoption of the RPK, we had a Degtyarev light machine gun with a belt feed and chambered for a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Then they refused from the ribbon supply. Probably for reasons of interchangeability of AK and RPK stores. If necessary, you can insert a magazine from AK into the RPK (although it is smaller in capacity) and vice versa. What is better for a light machine gun magazine or tape is still unclear. In some countries, in particular in the United States, a hybrid method of powering light machine guns is used - you can also supply a belt or a regular magazine from a rifle.
    4. rumpeljschtizhen
      rumpeljschtizhen 17 February 2014 17: 29
      0
      I agree with you that many people smoke about it. As an RPD option, redo the sweat cartridge 5.45
    5. and why
      and why 17 February 2014 22: 51
      0
      I wanted to ask why the PKK is a strange product? I heard about a case from the media when a killer made armor out of him.
      1. Akim
        Akim 17 February 2014 23: 42
        +1
        Quote: why
        I wanted to ask why the PKK is a strange product.

        You can shoot at least a tank. Persistence and accuracy are not machine gun.
    6. and why
      and why 17 February 2014 22: 51
      0
      I wanted to ask why the PKK is a strange product? I heard about a case from the media when a killer made armor out of him.
  5. erased
    erased 17 February 2014 12: 00
    +2
    I tried almost not to notice a copy of RMB. But it turned out badly.
    Okay, Soviet cretins at the top, but what prevents now to license all the products of the USSR / RF. so that no one else copied? And not rowing the loot at our expense!
    1. rolik2
      rolik2 17 February 2014 13: 37
      +4
      Quote: erased
      so that no one else copied? And not rowing the loot at our expense!

      What are you saying? Can enlighten the people and what exactly did they copy from you?
      Automation of the machine gun?
      Locking the trunk?
      Tape power system?
      The shape of the receiver?
      Or the length of the bipod?
      This was all known even before the creation of the PC and is not an invention of the SOVIET gunsmiths.
      And the fact that he looks like that and you look like me, two hands, two legs and a head on his shoulders, and I’m not saying that you laughing copied from me.
      1. and why
        and why 17 February 2014 22: 48
        0
        Why then the American machine gun is not like ours, or ours is theirs?
      2. and why
        and why 17 February 2014 22: 48
        0
        Why then the American machine gun is not like ours, or ours is theirs?
  6. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 17 February 2014 12: 37
    0
    Well, I want to note that the Polish arms school has a good history
    Even before World War II, the Poles were producing weapons not only under license (revolver "Nagant" model 1895, Mauser rifle Kb wz 98 / Kb wz 98 PZO, light machine gun wz 28 Browning). but also samples of weapons developed independently:
    Vis wz35 pistol by designer Peter Villeneuvets. When designing the pistol, the Belgian HP Browning was taken as the basis. Automation worked on the principle of using recoil with a short stroke of the barrel. The design features of Vis wz35 included the possibility of setting the trigger on the safety cock using a special lever located on the left on the shutter housing. An automatic fuse was mounted on the rear wall of the pistol grip. The store was single-row, with a capacity of 8 rounds. The permanent sight was designed for a range of up to 50 m. By the beginning of World War II, the Polish Army received 60216 Vis 35 pistols. The high combat and operational characteristics of Vis pistols served as the main reason that they entered service with the personnel of the German Navy, Air Force, and field forces SS and police. At the same time, if back in 1940-1942. they corresponded to the requirements, then with the course of the war their quality sharply decreased, and the design was somewhat simplified.
    Submachine gun model 1939 "Mors" (lat. Mors - death). The submachine gun used automatic control with a free shutter. Fire was conducted from the open shutter in single player mode or in bursts. The front trigger was responsible for firing bursts, the rear for single shots. The ammunition was supplied from box magazines with a capacity of 25 rounds, which are adjacent to the bottom. The wooden box included a semi-pistol box and a front vertical handle, inside of which a retractable support was hidden for firing from a prone position. Adjustable sight with installations in range from 50 to 600 meters. Until September 1939, the small arms factory in Warsaw managed to assemble 52 such submachine guns.
    The anti-tank rifle Kb ppanc wz 35, designed by Jozef Maruszek. The anti-tank rifle used a cartridge of 7,92 x 107 mm, the magazine consisted of 12 rounds, the weight of the gun (excluding ammunition) was 9,5 kg. The “survivability” of the barrel Kb ppanc wz allowed to make about three hundred shots, after which the barrel had to be replaced. From 300 meters the shell pierced 15 mm steel armor (located at a 30-degree angle), from hundreds of meters - armor up to 33 mm. Kb ppanc wz 35 performed well against German Panzer I, II, III tanks and Czech LT-35 and LT-38 tanks. Before the war, Polish industry produced about 6 PTRs. After the surrender of Poland Kb ppanc wz 500 was actively used by German soldiers until 35, part of the guns - about 1940 - was sold to Italy.
    Even during the war years, the Poles independently designed and produced weapons. The submachine gun Blyskawica (Lightning) was based on the English Sten system and uses automation with a free shutter. Fire is conducted with an open shutter, only automatic fire. The fuse is located inside the trigger guard, in front of the trigger. The magazine receiver is rigidly attached to the receiver from the bottom, powered by cartridges from detachable box magazines with a capacity of 32 rounds. Sights unregulated, with a diopter entirely. Butt metal, folding down and forward (like the German MP.40 submachine gun). A total of 700 units were released, used during the Warsaw Uprising.
    1. Roman 1977
      Roman 1977 17 February 2014 12: 57
      +1
      Unfortunately, it was not possible to attach all the photos:

      gun wz35 vis

      1939 Mors submachine gun


      anti-tank rifle Kb ppanc wz 35
      The first weapon, manufactured from 1948 to 1955 in Poland, was PPS-43, under the name "PPS wz.1943 / 1952", however, unlike the original, it had a non-folding wooden butt instead of a folding shoulder rest.
      1. Roman 1977
        Roman 1977 17 February 2014 13: 47
        0
        The first small arms of Polish development after the end of the war was the PM-63 RAK submachine gun, Ręczny Automat Komandosów ("manual machine gun for commandos"), developed for the 9x18 Makarov cartridge, in the late 50s and early 60s by a group of designers led by Peter Villenevchits, who before the war developed the Vis wz35 pistol and the 1939 Mors submachine gun. Weapon automation works on the principle of using the recoil of a free shutter. The return spring is located under the barrel. To reduce the toss of the barrel when firing, a spoon-shaped projection-compensator is made in the front part of the shutter casing. Shooting is carried out from an open bolt, the RM-63 allows for single shots and bursts of fire. The submachine gun was supplied to special forces of the People's Police of the GDR, special forces ("Dakong") units of Vietnam and Cuba, as well as "freedom fighters" around the world. Also in the 1980s, the production of an unlicensed copy ("Type 82") began in China.


        PM-63 at special units of the People’s Police of the GDR
        Later, in 1984, the PM-84 Glauberyt submachine gun was created to replace it, since 1998, manufactured under the designation PM-98 under the 9x19 parabellum cartridge. The submachine gun is in service with the Polish Army in 2005; Iraq bought 6 thousand units.


        American soldier fires from PM-84 in Iraq
    2. 120352
      120352 17 February 2014 13: 04
      -4
      It is painful for this piece of iron to look artisanal, you see, it was made on the knee in a small town workshop for repairing stoves.
    3. uzer 13
      uzer 13 17 February 2014 20: 31
      +1
      We can add that Nagan was of good quality and was called Nagan-Rad because the factory was in this city.
  7. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 17 February 2014 12: 42
    -2
    Reminds machine gun Kalashnikov.
  8. 120352
    120352 17 February 2014 12: 59
    -5
    They would have to think about food, and they are machine guns. GDP is twice lower than ours, and there.
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 17 February 2014 13: 39
      +1
      Well, well, make love, no war ..
    2. Bezz
      Bezz 17 February 2014 13: 50
      +6
      Quote: 120352
      They would have to think about food, and they are machine guns. GDP is twice lower than ours, and there.

      I don’t know where you got this data, maybe they personally warm your soul, but there’s not a kindergarten with children's fantasies.
      In 2013, per capita GDP at the PPP of Russia amounted to 18700 (52nd in the world). Left behind Iran, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Venezuela, Mexico and others. Near Chile - 19500 dollars, Poland - $ 21500, Portugal - 23200 dollars and Greece - 23900 dollars. But the gap is still great behind France - $ 35900, Germany - $ 40000 and the United States - $ 51200.
      That is, by 2013, Russia is approximately at the level of the countries of South America and Eastern Europe in terms of labor productivity and living standards of the population, 1,25-2 times lower than Western Europe and 2,7 times lower than the United States.
      http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/39546/?pid=427340
      Patriotic Russian site "Made by us" About production in Russia.
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 17 February 2014 23: 01
        +1
        Quote: Bezz
        In 2013, per capita GDP at the PPP of Russia amounted to 18700 (52nd in the world). Left behind Iran, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Venezuela, Mexico and others. Near Chile - $ 19500, Poland - $ 21500, Portugal - $ 23200 and Greece - $ 23900.

        So ... For information ...
        For 100 "Baku" a month in the Philippines, you can live very well.
        I visit Poland often. My opinion is that they live no better than us, in Russia. Hence the conclusion - how does GDP compare to living standards.
  9. samoletil18
    samoletil18 17 February 2014 15: 47
    +1
    Polish army will receive machine guns

    I’m not even going to describe the guesses which way they will send them.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 17 February 2014 21: 57
    -1
    If the Poles invented something new, they upgraded it under the NATO patron Kalashnikov and use it - that's the news.
    Well, these lovers of American licking did not buy the LSAT LMG machine gun for their army. They would order the Minister of Defense for one medal!
  11. loginovich
    loginovich 17 February 2014 23: 19
    -1
    A worthy answer to the Russian Iskander
  12. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 17 February 2014 23: 56
    -1
    There’s nothing to put a plus article in for! Since this new product is clearly against us.